It started out as a simple observation on Sherdog.com’s wildly active messageboards - a UFC poster showcasing the various UFC champs at the time went into circulation at the beginning of 2010, and had somehow illustrated the order in which the current UFC champions would lose their belts.
As the original post stated, it began with BJ Penn losing his belt to Frankie Edgar, with Machida falling to Shogun a month later in May of 2010. After the first two champions lost, it was Brock’s turn, losing his belt to Cain in October of 2010.
All was quiet for a while, as if the poster was off, saving it’s energy for the otherwordly battle that would be taking Anderson’s belt from him. A couple matches against Chael Sonnen with a nice Vitor Belfort front kick KO later, it eventually happened. In July of 2013, Chris Weidman took the belt of Anderson Silva, just as expected if you were a follower of the omniscient UFC poster.
Then, of course, GSP retired. Today. December 13th. Friday the 13th, in fact. It’s done, GSP has vacated his belt, thus completing the prophecy and seemingly setting the spirit that haunted the poster free. I worry that this cursed UFC poster holds the spirit of Voldemort, and each UFC belt held by these champions were horcruxes. Has GSP doomed us all?
Or perhaps the UFC 159 demon has found its way to the surface once again?